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DIY “No Swing” Wreath Hanger

Use This To Stop Your Wreaths From Swinging Outdoors, From Tearing Ups Screens, They Stay In Place All Season Long With This DIY No Swing Wreath HangerI’ve finally solved a serious problem with my wreaths swinging against our windows tearing the screens and making a scraping noise that keeps us up at night. I invented my own DIY “No Swing” wreath hanger. Every once in awhile I have a lightbulb moment and come up with a brilliant idea that I just have to share with everyone. 

Last year was the first Christmas that I used wreaths on all the outside windows. I liked the look other than I used ivory ribbon, and that just didn’t do it justice or pop against the logs so I made a mental note to switch to red ribbon this year. I even found the ribbon on clearance last season and put it away for this year. 

Loved the look……hated the swinging! On the second story the wreath outside our bedroom window (over the headboard) would scrape against the screen all night long if there was any wind at all. Let’s just say Hubby was anxiously counting down the days until Christmas was over so the wreaths could come down and he could get a full night’s sleep. 

DIY No Swing Wreath HangerSo I put on my thinking cap and came up with this easy DIY way to solve the problem that’s inexpensive too, all I needed to do the job was a roll of fishing line. 

Here’s what I did

  • Add a small cup hook to the top and bottom piece of the trim, centered over each window.
  • Attache the red ribbon to the wreath and loop it over the top cup hook.
  • Use fishing line just like I did the ribbon and attach it to the bottom cup hook, pulling it tight and tying it off to the cup hook.

If you look closely to the photo above you can see the faint line of the fishing line holding the wreath from swinging. Problem solved!! I even leave the cup hooks up year round so I don’t have to redo them every year. I have them painted the same color as the trim so they blend right in and no one notices them in the off seasons. 

DIY No Swing Wreath HangerI’m not going to tell hubby and see if he notices the change this year. I’ll be back soon to show you the Christmas porch reveal and the wreaths on all the windows. 

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  1. This is a fantastic idea, Dawn!! I have the wreaths, now I just need the other supplies…lol…I know, that’s still quite a bit, but I’ll see if I can find some deals on the ribbon.

    1. P.S. Pinned for later reference. 🙂

    2. Jen use a coupon at a hobby shop and then the ribbons affordable. I like the rolls with 35-50 feet on them, it’s always a better bargain.

      1. Thanks for the tip, Dawn! I didn’t realize that ribbon rolls come in such large sizes. 🙂

        1. JoAnn’s has red velvet ribbon, (Place & Time label) that is 30 yds on the roll! And you can use a coupon!

    1. Shirley, I love it when I finally find a solution to an annoying problem.

  2. Well, this helped me solve a year long problem.

    I always have something hanging on the front door, but the sound as it knocks against the door in the wind gets old quick. I have some cup hooks on hand and am going to follow your lead.


    1. Carol so glad to help. We had a windy night last night and no swinging wreaths 🙂

  3. Kathleen G says:

    I thought of fishing line too, before you said it! Will the cup holders keep hold during bad weather? I use fishing line to hold a crystal ball in front of my living room window, beautiful rainbows in the room, especially with the southern sun during this time of the year. Great idea and I hope your husband sleeps well, Kathleen in Az

    1. Kathleen the c hooks are screwed in and mine have been up for years. I use them for wreaths and garlands and they work perfectly. The trick is to use heavy fishing line so it doesn’t snap.

  4. Great idea! Great job!

    1. Thank you Cindy and it works perfectly. We had high winds last night, and no swinging wreath.

  5. Brilliant idea! I just love your blog and great ideas. You do beautiful pictures and give me great inspiration. Hugs,

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